This is a program where horses and humans work together to help at-risk youth become confident, centred and conscientious.
Youth Leadership is a ground work experiential learning program focusing on cooperation, relationship-building, self-esteem and more. It’s learning without realizing that you’re learning. It’s all about choices. That’s our ultimate goal: participants make the choices and they evaluate those choices in the end. As co-facilitators the horses guide and support.
Register and pay online for any PARDS program using the link below:
In order to participate in a lesson, each participant must wear:
PARDS is incredibly fortunate to already partner with some wonderful organizations within our community. We have existing partnerships, and receive referrals from; Crime Prevention – Youth Intervention and Diversion Program, Grande Prairie Friendship Center, Catholic Family Services, PACE, 3 schools with in the Public District and 2 schools within the Separate School District, and Alberta Health Services.
The Youth Leadership Program is sponsored in part by City of Grande Prairie FCSS and EnCana Corporation. This sponsorship subsidizes the cost of registrations for ALL participants.
It is important to PARDS that everyone is able to access our services regardless of financial circumstance. If you are experiencing difficulty meeting the registration fee requirements, please contact the office for more information at 780-538-3211. Additional information, including proof of financial need, may be required.